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Sudan claims Uganda gave passports to SPLM-N officials

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April 21, 2012 (JUBA) – The Sudanese government claimed Ugandan authorities issued passports to senior officials from the rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N), a revelation that could further worsen the simmering diplomatic relations between the two nations.

A copy of the Uganda passport allegedly issued to Yasser Arman (smc.sd)

Sudanese Media Center (SMC), widely believed to be run by the country’s intelligence bureau, said that the SPLM-N Secretary General Yasser Arman and his deputy, Abdel-Aziz al-Hilu was allegedly given business passports numbered B 02097728 and B 0B34356 respectively.

Both officials’ documents, which were allegedly issued in August 2008, are valid till February 2014. The two passports, according to SMC, reportedly indicate the two officials were born in Mulago, Uganda’s main referral hospital.

An official from Uganda’s internal affairs ministry on Saturday denied the authenticity of the said documents and told Sudan Tribune that the ministry has clear procedures for obtaining passports that are only issued to Ugandan citizens.

“I don’t know what they are talking about. How can we issue passports to foreign nationals? We have procedures to be followed and that what the general public should know,” said the official who requested anonymity because he was unauthorised to speak to the media.

He said Uganda can only issue work permits to individuals or companies involved in business or trade activities, which is valid for specific periods, but subject to renewal.

“Business and trade permits one of the services we offer to those who express interest in Uganda. However, one need to present a photocopy of his or her passport, cover letter, memorandum of understanding and a letter of good conduct, among others requirement to attain a work permit,” the official added.

SPLM-N officials were unavailable to comment on the matter.

Fighting has been raging for months between the Sudanese army and SPLM-N rebels which says it wants to topple the Khartoum government, in the states of South Kordofan and Blue Nile, adjacent to newly-independent South Sudan.

Khartoum has lodged several complaints accusing South Sudan of backing the SPLM-N rebels. This however, is routinely denied by Juba.

(ST)

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  • 22 April 2012 09:52, by Kurnyel

    Bashir should bomb Juba to stop Ugandans involvement sudanese affairs. so Kiir and Machar will ran to Uganda and leave back slaves Nuer and Dinka behind. Amen

    • 22 April 2012 09:59, by wang

      How much Bashir paid you to cover his ass up. Mombing Juba is like bombing Jerusalem and United State.

    • 22 April 2012 10:00, by Michael Angelo

      Kurnyel,

      And if Kiir bomb Khartoum, where Bashir will run? You pathetic arabs are full of shit. You declare us as your enemy, we’ll play your asses till you fake arabs leave Sudan for good.

      • 22 April 2012 10:12, by Kurnyel

        Just wait fools and see what will happen soon we are going to liberate al Jubiin from roten SPLM my president Bashir is not a lair like yours fullstop.

        • 22 April 2012 16:19, by sudan

          man we are almost to enter Khartoum very soon instate of said for you to go to juba. you gonna see that fucking Arabic. you have no where to go because you have come to Sudan as traders. we gonna bomb Khartoum very soon Gan are coming

      • 22 April 2012 10:14, by Kurnyel

        our forces are on the moves to liberated aljunbiin from roten SPLM thugs because my president is not a lair like yours fullstop.

      • 22 April 2012 10:18, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

        Kurnyel is a Dinka Bor from Kongor section but why are you talking like this mr Cadaai? Bor Dinkas are dying heart supporters of SPLA/M and the South Sudanese people,
        Shame will always be with you and your father/mother/family,

        • 22 April 2012 12:16, by Chok Deng

          To Southerners
          Why do u call Kurnyel a Southerner,he is a confused Northerner trying to confuse Southerners.To hell with u Kurnyel.

      • 22 April 2012 12:36, by Northern Sudanese

        Michael Angelo

        WTF are you talking about? we kicked yo poor asses once in Abyei and Twice in Helig......go find food for yo poor mama instead of claiming to take over sudan which is just a dream.

    • 22 April 2012 10:17, by Foundation

      Bomb Juba or Kampla(Uganda). U just want to have war with everyone and tht why u are isolated. No different bwn President (al-Bashir), (Arap) women, elderly and children behavious. U need to go back to M-East

  • 22 April 2012 12:41, by Northern Sudanese

    southerners

    mark my words, Uganda is not a threat to sudan........Uganda is even weaker than South Sudan......... SPLA can invade Uganda in no time........and we kick SPLA’s ass .........Uganda has even a lower per capita than the one of south sudan..........we can easily finish Uganda.......south sudan dont go hide behind a nation which is even weaker than you.......

    • 23 April 2012 07:58, by zulu

      northsudanese,
      you are the man described in plato’s cave.

  • 22 April 2012 20:07, by morogot batal

    i think you have tested how ugandan army can fuck very sweet when musevini kaguta warn omer beshir that if LRA enter any more from sudan to abduct children from uganda,he the president will drink the tea or coffee in juba...you know well how you ran from parajok upto jebelein 35 miles to juba.if you dont know then ask your master beshir to tell you more about lion musevini



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